Archive for November, 2011

November 24, 2011

Swedish Market

Swedish Market

While in Stockholm I visited a market where the only things they seemed to be selling were pumpkins and mushrooms. At least we know they are not flying in produce Africa and only selling what is in season.

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November 15, 2011

Rival Cafe

Cafe Rival

Last month I went to Stockholm in Sweden. Their food is well known for having odd combinations and a lot of fish (herring in particular) so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.

We visited the Rival Cafe, part of the hotel and bar that is owned by Benny from Abba. This was the main reason we decided to visit. But on arrival we noticed that it wasn’t just tourists or people who were staying at the hotel in there. There was a large amount of Swedish locals eating and drinking their morning coffee.

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November 10, 2011

Café Blom

Bulgar Wheat Salad

Café Blom is situated in the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm. On one of the islands it houses both the modern art museum and the Architecture Museum- both worth a visit. While taking a break and moving from one museum to another we needed some sustenance to keep us interested and on our feet.

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November 8, 2011

Courgette and Mushroom Quiche

Courgette and Mushroom Quiche

My first attempt at a quiche- I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to try it. I was inspired after having been watching episodes of the British Bake Off and wanted to force myself to try recipes that I’ve never tried.
So I went in search of a good recipe and adapted it to my own tastes. And I have to say it turned out pretty well. Mary Berry would have been pleased as I didn’t have a soggy bottom!

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November 6, 2011

Courgette Skewers

Baked Courgette

Courgettes are one of my favourite vegetables, but I don’t really do much with them apart from stir fry and just chucking them in with other ingredients. I was looking through one of my recipe books for inspiration and came across this one. It’s nice and easy but tastes good and looks pretty good too!

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